We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in Sri Lanka. Pick a destination below to see our selection of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…
Just a few hours' drive south of Colombo, Sri Lanka's west-coast town of Bentota is home to blissed-out beaches and lush tropical gardens.
Home to more than two million people, Sri Lanka’s capital is a riot of colour, colonial grandeur and a cosmopolitan dining scene.
A jaw-dropping fortress crammed with colonial flashbacks is at the heart of cosmopolitan Galle, a fishing town of 100,000 people on Sri Lanka’s sultry south-west coast.
Sri Lanka's lush inland Hill Country is home to luxuriant, emerald peaks dotted with colourful sari-clad tea-pluckers and white louvered tea factories submerged in the greenery like Mississippi riverboats bobbing in a very high tide.
A former royal capital and home of famous festival the Perahera, inland Kandy is the beating heart of the Hill Country, set around a serene lake surrounded by some of Sri Lanka's most evocative temples.